Serious Crash, Tolaga Bay, Gisborne
Emergency Services are responding to a serious crash on
Whangara Road, Tolaga Bay.
Police were alerted to the
two-vehicle crash around 11.50am.
One person has
reportedly received critical injuries.
The road is closed
and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
Crash Unit has been
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